News & views – March 2024

SPRING BUDGETThe Chancellor of the Exchequer presented his spring budget on 6 March. In the run-up…

Trade news

YOUNG’S COMPLETES CITY PUB GROUP ACQUISITION Young’s purchase of the City Pub Group was approved by…

Save our inn signs

One of the most distinctive features of the traditional pub is its sign. Sadly, in some…

Cronx: a brewery not just for Croydonians!

Beer is in Mark’s blood; his parents owned a wholesale business, so he knew the trade.…

Tribute – Bryan Bets

Bryan, an active member of CAMRA’s Richmond & Hounslow branch and the London Tasting Panel, died…

New Year and Honours

Welcome to the first edition of London Drinker for 2024. I wish you all a very…

Cask beer: variety, choice and challenge

Visit provincial English cities like Birmingham, Bristol, Derby, Norwich, Nottingham and Sheffield and you’ll find an…

News & views – January 2024

AUTUMN STATEMENT In the last edition I outlined what CAMRA was looking for in the Chancellor…

Exale Brewing: catering for all clientele

The story of Exale Brewing starts with a nightclub with seven owners who decided to supply…

Trade news – January 2024

AN OLD FRIEND Although these days it is regarded as one of the ‘usual suspects’, there…